Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"My Impressionistic Coastal Sceneries and Landscape Paintings will be a Thing of the Past"

Dear Friends & Patrons,

I have decided to move in a new artistic direction.  My well loved Impressionistic coastal sceneries and landscape paintings will be a thing of the past.

My portfolio of Impressionistic of acrylics on canvas and giclee prints are very limited. From here forward, any new coastal paintings, landscapes, and sceneries will be created only as commissioned works.  I will gladly capture and celebrate the beauty and warmth of what you love best; whether it is your home, Raleigh's Fayetteville Street, or coastal North Carolina.

Please visit to see my current portfolio of coastal and scenery paintings.

Regards, McRay

Friday, August 16, 2013

"New Art Trading and Investing Opportunities"

Dear Art Lovers,
Believe it or not, I collect art too.  I’m expanding my personal art collection and seeking art by nationally renowned artists, southeastern artists, African-American artists, and North Carolina artists. I’m looking for paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, prints, collages, and ceramics.
Did you get a deal at an art auction?  Did you have too much to drink at that auction and regret that final bid?  Or love the artist, but have too many of their pieces? It doesn’t match the couch anymore?  Are you downsizing?  Was it a gift, but you preferred something else? You ready for something new and exciting?
I’m willing to barter or trade my art for the right piece by the right artists.  Go to or come to my studio to view my paintings,drawings, and collages, then choose what you want to own.
Don’t be shy, let’s talk.
These are some of the artists I’m interested in collecting: Peter Max, Beverly McIver, Jason Craighead, Stephen Silverleaf, Bob Rankin, Kyle Highsmith, Sally Sutton, Gerry Lynch, Andre Leon Gray, Paul Friedrich, Shaun Richards, Thomas Sayre, Louis St. Lewis, Nancy Tuttle May, Stephen White, Clyde Jones, Vollis Simpson, Juan Logan, Willie Nash, Ruth Russell Williams, Charlotte Foust, Jacob Cooley, Jane Filer, Walter Piepke, Robert Irwin, Linda Ruth Dickenson. I also am open to your suggestions.
I’m so excited, can’t wait to hear from you.
Sincerely, McRay

Monday, August 5, 2013

"Painting of the Week"

"Painting of the Week"

acrylic on canvas
 Originally $1600, available for a limited time at $900.

Feel free to contact Eric at or 

For more information about McRay Studios, visit us at

McRay Studios at Artspace  |  201 East Davie Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601  |  919-614-2174 


"Lords Of Light - The Thundarr The Barbarian Story"

"Interview with Eric McRay of McRay Studios"

"PAINTING OF THE WEEK: "Looking Pass the Foreground"

"Looking Pass the Foreground"
acrylic on canvas 30x40 is our Special Of The Week.
Originally $1600, available for a limited time at $900.

Friday, August 2, 2013

"First Friday Painting Demonstrations at McRay Studios in Artspace"

McRay Studios: "First Friday Painting Demonstrations at McRay Stu...: "Live Painting Demonstrations Tonight at McRay Studios" First Friday Gallery Opening August 2, 6-10PM Studio 205, Artspace ...

"First Friday Painting Demonstrations at McRay Studios"

"Live Painting Demonstrations Tonight at McRay Studios"

First Friday Gallery Opening
August 2, 6-10PM
Studio 205, Artspace
Downtown Raleigh

Stop by McRay Studios this Friday to see Eric McRay working on his newest paintings. Come watch him paint and ask him questions about his paintings and/or technique.

If you can't make it out to the studio, be sure to check out this short video to learn more about the artist, his philosophy, and the process that goes into the making of a McRay original painting.